Rec cred: snowflake
Pic cred: ruhana ebrahim
4 extra large eggs250g castor sugar280g Snowflake cake flour15ml baking powder1ml salt250ml milk100g butter5ml vanilla essence
Icing:100g butter250g icing sugar (sifted)10ml vanilla essence30ml milk
Beat eggs and sugar till light and creamy. Sift flour, baking powder and salt together. Add to egg mixture and fold in lightly until well combined. Heat milk and butter in a small saucepan. Do not boil; stir until butter is melted. Remove from heat and add essence. Add milk mixture to cake mixture and mix well. Spoon mixture into two greased 20cm round or square cake pans. Bake in a preheated oven at 180 degrees Celsius for 25-30 minutes. Leave in pans for a few minutes before turning out onto a wire rack to cool completely. Sandwich cake layers with half the icing . Use remaining icing to ice top of cake. (Or may leave cake in single layer. )
Icing:Cream butter and icing sugar together. Add essence and just enough milk to mix to a smooth, spreadable consistency.